By Terence Dooley
Matthew Hatton, 42-5-2 (16), has been cast in the role of underdog going into his March 17th showdown with Kell Brook at Sheffields Motorpoint Arena yet the Manchester-based boxer firmly believes that this fight is a two horse race.
Im looking forward to it, said Magic when speaking to BoxingScene.com about the War Of The Roses clash. It is a fight that I always felt would happen. People are making me out as a big underdog, a big betting underdog as well, but to be honest that doesnt worry me.
Indeed, the 30-year-old is bringing his IBF International welterweight title to the table and boxed at a much higher level when facing Mexican sensation Saul Alvarez last March. Although a clear loser on the scorecards in that one, Hatton believes that the experience of going up against Alvarez will hold him in good stead.
I enjoy being the underdog sometimes because you go in there with nothing to lose and everything to gain, declared the former European welterweight champion.
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